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5/24, 10:04 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Microsoft halts orders from Huawei - report

Microsoft Corporation decided to suspend all of its orders related to the Windows operating system and other content services from Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., South China Morning Post reported on Friday, citing sources with knowledge on the matter. The decision follows a ban imposed by the United States Commerce Department, preventing Huawei from purchasing technology from US companies.

According to the report, the suspension does not mean Microsoft will entirely stop all business with Huawei and the decision may only be temporary. Additionally, existing Huawei's devices equipped with Windows will still receive all updates and remain eligible to security features.

Microsoft's move comes after a number of companies decided to suspend their ties with Huawei. Earlier in the day, Amazon's unit in Japan decided to pull Huawei's devices from its online marketplace. Also, major mobile carriers in Japan and the United Kingdom suspended their Huwei orders.

Breaking the News / SS